CSEP Certification Preparation - The ECG

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Event Date: Mar. 6, 2018


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This module will be presented by Dr. Pierre Boulay.

The dates for these videos will be: March 6th, 13th, and 20th, 2018

All of these will run from 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST

Module 1

Understanding the ECG – The basics

This module is a review of the basics of the electrocardiogram (ECG). It will describe the measurements and the different waves and intervals represented on the ECG. The participants will be able to calculate heart rate and identify when an interval or wave is abnormal. At the end of this module, the participant will have sufficient knowledge to have a systematic approach on how to make the interpretation of an ECG.  Following this module, participants will be required to practice what they have learned during this module prior to module 2.

Module 2

Abnormal ECG interpretation – What a Kinesiologist/Exercise physiologist should know.

In this module, the participant will learn how to identify the most frequent arrhythmias a kinesiologist/exercise physiologist is most likely to see at rest or during exercise testing. Participants should be able to identify the following arrhythmias by the end of this module (1st degree AV block, 2nd degree AV blocks (Mobitz 1 & 2), 3rd degree AV blocks, premature atrial contractions, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, left and right bundle branch blocks just to name a few). The participants will have a good understanding of the above arrhythmias and the risks associated with some of them and when it is relevant or not to refer to the family physician or not. Following this module, participants will have access to a file of various ECG to practice and test the knowledge they have acquired throughout this module. 

Module 3

Exercise/Stress Testing

This module will review the risk related to maximal exercise testing, how to do risk stratification and when medical supervision is recommended during exercise testing. Furthermore, it will review the general indications for stopping an exercise test. Participants will have a good understanding of an abnormal ECG response during exercise testing which would suggest myocardial ischemia and the importance to corroborate this with other clinical signs or symptoms. A review of the most frequent arrhythmias, which are more likely to happen, during maximal exercise testing will be discussed.